1) Once a month Councilmember Sally Clark brings the City Council committee she chairs (Economic Development and Neighborhoods) out to a neighborhood.
This month it's our turn. The committee will meet at Miller Community Center (330 - 19th Ave. E.) at 6 PM, Thursday March 15th. The committee is working on the Mayor's proposed nightlife ordinance (here's their workplan, with details of the meeting, as a PDF, the text of the proposed ordinance and the Councilmember's press release).
There will be a public comment period at the start of the meeting, where you might care to share your observations on the state of our neighborhood before and after the recent bar closure, about the proposed nightlife ordinance, or about anything else that concerns you.
2) Councilmember Tom Rasmussen will join us on Wednesday March 21st, from 6 - 8 PM, for a walking tour of our neighborhood. Tentative plans are to start at the bus-stop at 21st & John (which he heard about, and helped clean up, on his previous walking tour in June 2005), tour neighborhood streets and visit with people, and finish up at McKinney Manor (Madison @ 19th-20th) to meet the seniors there and to discuss issues with us.
Please let me know if you'd like to meet with the Councilmember on his tour. It's possible that our previous public safety issues may indeed be history, but it's certain that the impacts of the redevelopment of E. Madison Street will be an ongoing issue, so let's make sure that he gets a good view of our successes and problems.